Free-standing Pellet Stoves
High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, specializes in the installation of free-standing pellet stoves in Colesville, MD, Cloverly, MD, Olny, MD, Fulton, MD, and other communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Why should you love pellet stoves? How about strong, efficient heat when you need it, lowered electricity bills and exciting visual appeal? Plus, today’s pellet heating stoves bring you the authenticity of real wood fires and the simplicity of operation found in gas stoves.
For long burns, lowered emissions, ease of operation, zone-heating possibilities and very little maintenance, you can’t go wrong with a new free-standing pellet stove from top makers like Regency and Hampton.
Here are a few things you’ll enjoy knowing about pellet heating stoves.
What’s a Pellet?
Pellets are small compressed bits made primarily of sawdust and other wood waste. Shaped like an elongated marble, pellets burn for extended periods with involvement-free operation.
Real Wood Fires
Since pellets are wood, they produce beautiful wood fires. This is important to people who prefer a more traditional approach to building and enjoying their fires.
Plenty of Heat
Pellet stoves carry heat-efficiency ratings of 75% and higher, meaning most of the heat they generate becomes heat inside your home. Compare to about 20% with open masonry fireplaces. You won’t be cold for long with a free-standing pellet stove.
Loading a pellet stove is simple: pour the desired amount of pellets into the attached hopper, and everything’s automatic from then on. The hopper feeds the pellets to the fire at a prescribed rate, ensuring that you get consistent warmth. With this system, a pellet fire can burn for up to 36 hours before re-loading is necessary.
Free-standing pellet stoves require no chimney – just a basic vent pipe through the celling or out a wall. For this reason, it’s easy to place your new stove about anywhere your house you choose.
Pellet stoves come in a range of sizes and BTU outputs, which makes them ideal zone-heating appliances. Smaller stoves can go in bedrooms or bathrooms; medium-sized units are perfect for kitchens. With modern pellet heating stoves, you’ve got quick warmth when and where you need it.
You know what a floor looks like after several days of carrying in wood logs and loading them into a firebox. Pellets leave no mess – they don’t shred or fall apart. They’re sold in sturdy bags that can be stored out of the way.
Inspection and Cleaning
Because pellets are wood, they create smoke, and inside the smoke there’s creosote. Annual service from a certified chimney sweep will ensure a clean vent and proper and safe operation of your stove.
Modern free-standing pellet stoves are available in many sizes, styles, shapes and finishes. You’ll find it easy to choose the best design to compliment your home’s décor.
To get the most out of your new stove, have it installed by CSIA- or CCP-certified technicians who understand the operation and specs of pellet stoves inside and out. Pellet stove installation is not a job for the “do-it-yourselfer.” By having the unit installed correctly, you’ll have peace of mind knowing it’s safe and performing optimally.
Is it time to look into a new pellet heating stove for your home? High’s Chimney Service of Gaithersburg, MD, can help you select the perfect model and perform professional installation in any room in your home. We serve communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Call us today and get on the road to a warmer winter.